How well do you know your partner? This question is at the heart of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel, Gone Girl, soon to hit the big screens starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as troubled couple Nick and Amy Dunne.
With agonising precision, Gone Girl teases out the story of Nick and Amy’s marriage, which buckles under the strain of unemployment, bereavement, and departure from New York to Nick's stultifying mid-west home town.
As the couple's relationship unravels – from sexy, heady early days, to cosy coupledom, moving too swiftly on to mutual contempt and madness - we are confronted with uncomfortable realities about long-term relationships that affect everyone, not just the horribly dysfunctional Dunnes
Claire Sweeney has given birth to a baby boy named Walton after her hometown in Liverpool.
Speaking about the 42-year-old TV presenter - who welcomed the tot with her former fiance Daniel Riley - her representative told MailOnline: 'Claire has given birth to a baby boy via C-section at the Catherine Suite in Liverpool Women's Hospital. He was born at 1.58pm on September 29th.'
And the delighted mother added: 'My baby is beautiful and has me awake every hour breast feeding.'
The Prime Minister used his conference speech to promise: 'I want you to take home more of your own money.' No-one earning the minimum wage - equivalent to £12,500-a-year - will pay any income tax at all. To huge cheers in the auditorium, he announced the point at which the 40p tax rate is levied will rise from around £42,000 to £50,000 - a huge boost for middle class families. Mr Cameron is making a patriotic pitch to voters, insisting his aim is to make Britain a country that 'everyone is proud to call home'.
She has been working hard to maintain her bootylicious shape and it's clearly paying off for Khloe Kardashian.
Last week she shared a picture of herself doing squats on Instagram with the caption, 'Squat!!!!! Because no one ever wrote a song about a small a** right @gunnarfitness???'and as she hit the gym on Monday, Khloe's shapely derriere was firmly on display.
While the 30-year-old reality TV star was completely covered up in a hoodie and sunglasses, her leggings showed off her incredible shape as she geared up for yet another gruelling workout.
Holly Willoughby made a welcome return to This Morning on Tuesday, albeit via telephone, after calling in to talk about the birth of her third child with husband Dan Baldwin.
The 33-year-old presenter welcomed son Chester William on Monday, but she admits the newborn’s name is already a bone of contention with Harry, her youngest child with TV producer Dan.
Speaking to close friend Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden – her cover while she’s on maternity leave, Holly said: ‘He's called Chester William Baldwin, it's a name we've had for ages, when we had Harry we were umming and aaahing between Chester and Harry.
A foam that’s squirted on to the skin could be a radical new treatment for acne. It contains small amounts of a drug called minocycline, an antibiotic that’s long been used to treat the condition.
The treatment works by destroying the bacteria that lead to acne breakouts. Although minocycline is effective when taken as a tablet, it can have nasty side-effects such as vertigo, dizziness, diarrhoea and mouth ulcers.
However, it’s hoped the new foam, which is gently rubbed on to spots and is absorbed within seconds, will slash the risk of adverse effects because the drug does not have to pass through the body before it reaches its target.
Early trials show the experimental foam, called FMX101, is as effective as the drug in pill form, with a once-daily application reducing the number of spots by around 72 per cent over a three-month period.
Crucially, none of the 150 patients who took part in the trial reported major side-effects.
Acne affects eight out of ten teenagers and more than half of women over 25. Hormonal changes cause the sebaceous glands in the skin to produce increased amounts of an oily substance called sebum.
Together with dead skin cells, the sebum blocks hair follicles, trapping bacteria that usually live harmlessly on the skin, where they actually help to protect against infection by a wide range of organisms.
The main bacterium involved is Propionibacterium acnes, or P. acnes, and, like others found on the skin, it needs a constant supply of oxygen to flourish.